- The CE Club is an international network of hundreds of experts in business and government with the aim of driving economic and social outcomes through collaboration to create jobs and alleviate poverty.
- We work with decision-makers in countries (Africa, Asia, the Commonwealth and the EU) that require infrastructure development, investment opportunities and business growth, including Small and Medium Enterprise.
- We work with countries’ federations and chambers of commerce, NGOs, multinationals and financial institutions to drive our Ten Social Enterprise goals.
- We build sustainable international private sector and government partnerships for:
- Capital Access with Financial Institutions and Venture Capital
- International Distribution & Sales
- Innovation & Technology
- SME Growth for Job Creation to Alleviate Poverty
- Project & Industry Expertise in:
- Agriculture, Infrastructure, Energy, Manufacturing, Education, Property.
Why do we do that?
Our purpose is to alleviate poverty. Global trade growth (valued at $25.3tn) is slowing and the World Bank fears poverty levels could rise. We enable large-scale project deals and public-private partnerships that create business and job opportunities in regions that require development. We focus on driving projects that will have a positive impact on microeconomics and that align to our Ten Social Enterprise Goals.
)Who is the founder of The CE Club?
The CE Club was created by Mobin Rafiq. His passion for alleviating poverty and helping to grow businesses has fuelled their collaboration. Through many conversations over several years, they created The CE Club.
The CE Club builds international private sector and government partnerships to alleviate poverty. It drives capital access, distribution, innovation, SME growth and industry expertise in Agriculture, Infrastructure, Energy, Manufacturing, Education and Property.
He is a technocrat, industrialist and philanthropist with 40+ years’ manufacturing experience. He learned his trade from his 100-year-old family-run business and went on to build the MR Group of Companies in Pakistan, which specializes in manufacturing, engineering and textiles.
Over 40 years, he travelled to more than 70 countries, working with members of royalty, ambassadors, central bank governors, ministers and industrialists.
After the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, Mobin’s grandfather and father migrated from India to Pakistan (Karachi ) where in the following year they established the first automobile industry in Pakistan – Nisaco Motor Parts. They went on to build the first engine reconditioning facility with modern machinery from US and Italy, with the largest crankshaft grinder for marine ships.
Mobin joined the family business in 1977 after graduating to work with his teacher – his father. He started on the shop floor and after three years moved into building technology-led businesses himself. He became a specialist in low-cost design, special-purpose machines, jigs, fixtures and manufacturing-transfer lines. He constructed 300,000 sq feet of SME manufacturing sheds as a first in Pakistan to develop camshafts, engine valves, and gaskets soon followed by 35 percent of all Fiat’s tractor components. He also developed the first Rapier Shuttleless Looms.
He has since authored numerous reports on self-sustaining micro cities, industrial parks and low-cost housing as vehicles enable the growth of trade, entrepreneurship and jobs in areas hit by poverty. As a business leader, he understands that accomplishments are a result of getting people to work as a team.
Today Mobin is a property developer in London with his three sons. He has dedicated his life to helping SMEs (his nickname is Mr MSME) and advising African governments on job creation and enterprise trade strategy to alleviate poverty.
He is an avid golfer, social sector speaker and is writing a new book on creating entrepreneurs through skills development.